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From Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 6th
UNITED LAUNCH SERVICES LLC has $269m U.S. Air Force contract for fiscal 2017 launch vehicle production services in support of Delta IV Heavy rocket. read more
December 6th
Fulcrum IT Services LLC, Centreville, Virginia, has been awarded a $168,155,289 ceiling cost-plus-award-fee task order. read more
December 6th
View the Cornell Dubilier ad in PDF format. read more
December 6th
This week sees the release of the Aerospace Industries Association’s annual year-end review and forecast, to be unveiled Tuesday. read more
December 6th
View the Airport Profile — Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) chart in PDF format. read more
December 6th
LONDON—Italian flag carrier Alitalia is planning to release a new strategy this month, and has named former LATAM Airlines executive Jorge Vilches as chief commercial officer after three board resignations. read more
From FlightGlobal
December 2nd
Tanzania has placed firm orders for two Bombardier CS300s and one Q400 turboprop, which will be leased to Air Tanzania.
November 29th
Juneyao Airlines confirms that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing for 10 787-9s, as part of its plans to go long-haul.
November 28th
Bombardier delivered the first CS300 to launch operator Air Baltic in a 28 November ceremony in Mirabel that formally marked the end of the CSeries development programme.
November 28th
Airbus s flight-test programme for the A350-1000 will stretch to 1,600h, split almost evenly between the three test aircraft.
November 28th
The VietJet training centre has a vibrant, youthful air, more reminiscent of a university recreation room than an airline office. Flight attendant trainees bustle about the place, which features several classrooms and a large, cafeteria-like space that ov...
November 25th
AirAsia X wants to relaunch services to Europe "as quick as possible", and is looking at aircraft other than Airbus A330s to get there.



  • Analysis & Design of Composite & Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures - Abbott - 2016 - First Edition. A new, up to date reference for structures engineers. Link for free download at:

  • New links on the LINKS page, to an easy way of calculating welded connections, to AeroStudents and to Engineers Edge add more reference material and on line calculators of a broad range of engineering topics.

  • Free program for digitizing curves - CurveSnap, added to Programs page and link to on line curve digitizing site

  • Spreadsheet  on Spreadsheets page for extracting SPC loads from NASTRAN f06 output file

  • Link to MIL SPECS and more specifications, handbooks, on EverySpec  at LINKS page

  • New spreadsheets: stress-strain curve for non linear stress analysis and Neuber Plasticity correction using Ramberg&Osgood material curve added to the Spreadsheets page

  • Link to all regulations and specifications, from EASA, on the Regulations - Aircraft page  

  • New page:  CAD Programs with links for download, free, CAD Programs for 2D and 3D

  • New page:  Compilers with links for download, free, compilers for the most used programs for engineering and research.

  • New link on Links page to NASA site with NASA and NACA Technical reports for downloading.



Airbus A350-1000 First Flight

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BOEING 787 - 9

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